Layers of colour and texture are the essence of John Kingerlee’s paintings. Born in Birmingham, England, and a direct descendant of the world famous potter Josiah Wedgwood, he took Irish citizenship in 2010.
Although his home is in West Cork this international artist has studios in Cork, Morocco and Granada, Spain, where he has been travelling consistently for close on forty years. The light and texture of the West Cork landscape, the amazing colours of Morocco, and the imagery of street scenes in Granada, all reflect in the texture of his work.
These unique works have been exhibited in most countries in the world including Russia, China, Far East, United States, Canada and most cities across Europe. He was the first Irish artist in history to be invited to exhibit solo at the National Museum of China.
His four year tour of Museums, Universities, all across the United States has just ended.
John Kingerlee is the subject of two films titled The Pilgrim and his latest film is simply titled ‘Kingerlee’. Kingerlee will be shown in two hundred locations worldwide and is produced and directed by the Russian filmmaker and lecturer Marina Levitina. Numerous essays have been written about him and many students of art have completed their master’s degree on his work. A new book by Dr Ted Pillsbury titled ‘The Whole Planet Is a Garden’ and ‘The Genius of John Kingerlee’, is now in circulation.
Collectors of his work include Hillary + Bill Clinton, Larry Mullan of U2 and the late actor Richard Harris.
Art on Fashion® is honoured to be showcasing some of the works of John Kingerlee.